Volunteer opportunities at the Airman’s Attic

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  • By Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn
  • 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Are you looking to help out around the base? Maybe you just want that feeling that comes with doing something good for others. Well, why not volunteer.

Volunteering is a great way to help the base, local community and fellow Airmen. It also helps with developing Airmen for future responsibilities. What better way to do that than to help out at the Airman's Attic.

"The Airman's Attic is a place where Airmen and members of D-M can get second-hand items such as electronics, furniture, clothes, uniforms, books, baby items and other things," said Master Sgt. Samuel Harris, 923rd Aerospace Maintenance Squadron first sergeant.

The Airman's Attic is located next to the Airman and Family Readiness Center and is open Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. and the third Saturday of every month from 9-11 a.m.

Sergeant Harris says not all of the things they get are used. He's seen new uniforms with the tags still on them, new TV's still in the box and unused furniture.

The best of the items donated get used by the Airman's Attic, but for those that don't, they are given to other thrift stores like Good Will, The Giving Tree, Casa De La Ninos and others.

"A lot of those organizations will use the money to help the community outside of the military," Sergeant Harris said. "It's not just for the military only, it benefits the whole community."

The Airman's Attic is always looking for volunteers and anyone can offer their help. Those interested need to show up an hour early and sign in as a volunteer.

Even if Airmen decide not to volunteer at the Airman's Attic, Sergeant Harris encourages everyone to take some time to help out others.

"Find something to get involved with," Sergeant Harris said. "Get involved in the community. Make your part of the world better by helping others."